Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that for the fourth year in a row it will be a partner company for The DuPont Challenge, the acclaimed essay contest for middle- and high-school students that recognizes excellence in science writing.
Britannica will provide a host of prizes to the winners, including a set of educational apps and more than 65 e-books on scientific topics. The winners’ schools will each receive a year’s subscription to Britannica School and Britannica’s Pathways: Science classroom instructional program. Britannica will also provide prizes to students who earn honorable mentions.
The DuPont Challenge winners will be honored at a gala celebration in Orlando, Fla., in the spring. The expenses-paid awards trip includes a stay at the Walt Disney World® Resort and a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
As in previous years, middle- and high-school students in the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Territories are invited to submit essays on a range of science topics. The competition is open now, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.
In addition, this year, students in grades K-5 can also participate in creative, inquiry-based explorations with the help and guidance of their teachers. The deadline for the new Elementary Division is March 1, 2015.
“The DuPont Challenge has been an outstanding experience for us and our editors, who have read and reviewed essays by some of the most talented and motivated young scientific thinkers in the country,” said Michael Ross, general manager of Britannica Digital Learning and a senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. “Some of these young students have even written articles for us. We’re delighted to be back again this year.”
About Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality products and solutions for educators and students in grades PreK-16. BDL products are created by scholarly experts, skilled editors, educators and curriculum specialists. They’re designed to ignite curiosity and collaboration in students and make teaching and learning more effective. Products for schools include Britannica® School, Britannica ImageQuest™ and Pathways: Science™ and Britannica E-Books. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and is headquartered in Chicago.
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